Harry Combs Civil Aviation Gallery: New “Stories from Colorado Skies” Open
Date: Friday, Jan 15 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Categories: Special Events
Explore Colorado’s Aviation Legacy
Harry Combs Civil Aviation Gallery: “Stories from Colorado Skies” showcases six interesting and inspiring stories about civil aviation in Colorado. Join us on Friday, January 15th, to explore two NEW stories from Colorado Skies!
“Get Ready for War”
Franklin D. Roosevelt knew war was coming, and created the Civilian Pilot Training Program to train pilots. “Get Ready for War” explains how this government program trained hundreds of thousands of American pilots, including women and minorities, at civilian flight schools before and during World War II.
“Don’t Try This at Home!”
“Don’t Try This at Home” features three Denver teenagers who built their own state-of-the-art airplane. Then they taught themselves to fly… all in 1911!
Please note: Pre-purchased tickets are required.
January 14 is the LAST day to see the “When Minutes Count” and “Harry and Friends” stories. “When Minutes Count” is about how Denver’s Flight for Life became the first hospital-based helicopter ambulance service, serving as a model for hundreds of such operations around the world. “Harry and Friends” celebrates Harry Combs and his national role in the development of business aviation.
A special thank you to Terry Combs for his generous financial support and to John Fielder for his donation of the feature photo.